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2019 Which ColorDMDs do you want? Poll Included!

By epthegeek

5 years ago


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“Which ColorDMD are you looking forward to the most?”

  • Hurricane 10 votes
    3%
  • NBA Fast Break 38 votes
    11%
  • Party Zone 22 votes
    6%
  • Big Bang Bar 10 votes
    3%
  • Pinball Magic 27 votes
    8%
  • KISS 96 votes
    27%
  • WWE 9 votes
    3%
  • Mustang 26 votes
    7%
  • IJ4 13 votes
    4%
  • Wheel Of Fortune 34 votes
    9%
  • Batman Forever 23 votes
    6%
  • Maverick 10 votes
    3%
  • Goldeneye 27 votes
    8%
  • Breakshot 13 votes
    4%

(358 votes)

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#251 4 years ago

Despite not being ColorDMD, it is interesting to see what the half sized DMDs can look like with some color. I am sure ColorDMD would have the ability to do more though from what I have seen from the alternative product in the past compared to ColorDMD.

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#252 4 years ago

Not really, most of the half sized DMD games are single color / 2bit / B&W. There just isn't a ton of animations and the few that are there lack a lock of detail. Where ColorDMD really shines are the video modes, and I dont know if any of the 1/2 sized DMDs have an video modes.

I converted TMNT to regular DMD images and redrew pretty much everything (similar to when I did SFII ) Vbobrusev colored Hook and while I think ColorDMD is a better product , I dont think they could make the colorization much better short of doing redraws.

I voted Hurricane cause I love that game.

#253 4 years ago
Quoted from Malenko:

voted Hurricane cause I love that game.

Hurricane was just colored and released few months back.

#254 4 years ago

then my vote shall be changed and Im gonna have to look up that colorization!

Thanks!

#256 4 years ago
Quoted from Malenko:

then my vote shall be changed and Im gonna have to look up that colorization!
Thanks!

Change your vote to Kiss!

#257 4 years ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

Change your vote to Kiss!

Just checking back to see if KISS has been made yet. It has over 25% of the vote. Maybe there is a reason that they can't do KISS. With so many people asking for it and it not getting produced I assume there are other issues at work here??

#258 4 years ago
Quoted from Jgel:

Just checking back to see if KISS has been made yet. It has over 25% of the vote. Maybe there is a reason that they can't do KISS. With so many people asking for it and it not getting produced I assume there are other issues at work here??

I believe it's because of all the live concert footage.

#259 4 years ago

Well now that I have my Hurricane I'm changing my vote Jolly Park.

#261 4 years ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Not really, most of the half sized DMD games are single color / 2bit / B&W. There just isn't a ton of animations and the few that are there lack a lock of detail. Where ColorDMD really shines are the video modes, and I dont know if any of the 1/2 sized DMDs have an video modes.
I converted TMNT to regular DMD images and redrew pretty much everything (similar to when I did SFII ) Vbobrusev colored Hook and while I think ColorDMD is a better product , I dont think they could make the colorization much better short of doing redraws.
I voted Hurricane cause I love that game.

You don't need video modes for Color DMD to look good. Half-height, LED color screens will still look great when they get around to them.

#262 4 years ago

I did not mean to imply that ColorDMD is only good for video modes. I meant that a player can usually stare at the DMD during video modes without fear of draining ; and that's when having a colored DMD really shines for the player. Since ColorDMD does this the best that's what really puts them over the top.

Now for the half height games, the DMD animations themselves are pretty basic. I'm basing this on seeing the stock frames of TMNT, hook, and checkpoint.
Its half the resolution of "regular dmd" games and from what Ive seen there is zero shading. Either a pixel is lit or its off.

I think a visual representation is best. And yes, a ColorDMD is more than capable of doing all of these things:

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color-logo.PNGcolor-logo.PNG16x128 basic coloring (using masks) 4 color limit
fancy-color-logo.PNGfancy-color-logo.PNG16x128 a little fancier with replacement colors , 16 color limit
fancy32x-logo.PNGfancy32x-logo.PNG32x128 complete redraw to fit the canvas, 16 color limit

So yes, they totally can color the half height games; but short of some big redraws it wont have the visual awesomeness of things like the Hurricane colorization linked up there.

And yes, I'd totally be up for coloring these games for ColorDMD

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